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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-17, 3:26pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By CheriB
Okay, thanks! I will try some more again, and...

Okay, thanks! I will try some more again, and this time know if it's dried out or still fresh.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-17, 12:23pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By CheriB
Question about Renaissance wax consistency

I bought a small container of the Rennaisance wax years ago. It was a tiny ball that was very dry. It did not spread or coat at all, even when I used a cloth to rub down my pieces, so I tossed it. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-20, 2:27am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By CheriB
A quick way to find some info is a google search...

A quick way to find some info is a google search for "how to apply shards on glass beads". A few good Youtube presentations show it in detail, including some by Brad Pearson. On my tablet, so...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-11-17, 7:50pm
Replies: 41
Views: 13,812
Posted By CheriB
Just bought the nuts, bolts, and washers today at...

Just bought the nuts, bolts, and washers today at Ace Hardware to make some of these key mandrels, after getting iron keys from EmKay's bulk buy. Now to go play at the torch . . .
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-27, 4:59pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,101
Posted By CheriB
Messy mess, but the kiln is to the left, glass...

Messy mess, but the kiln is to the left, glass not in use is in an armoire to the left side of the kiln against a wall; glass in use is in the front of the torch and to the right. Tools in use are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-09, 8:29pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,839
Posted By CheriB
With them wandering around not in a straight...

With them wandering around not in a straight line, it looks more like incompatibility than thermal cracks. That's too bad.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-01, 5:44pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By CheriB
A Google search with "Delphi Stained Glass, 9108"...

A Google search with "Delphi Stained Glass, 9108" shows that it may be: Pale Lavender Transparent 1/4 Lb Bundle - 104 COE Item# 91080 In Stock Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-12, 12:45am
Replies: 25
Views: 6,574
Posted By CheriB
Isn't there a transparent Effetre called Orion...

Isn't there a transparent Effetre called Orion that does the same?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-11, 9:36pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,574
Posted By CheriB
Your color charts are such an amazing resource. ...

Your color charts are such an amazing resource. Thanks for making them available!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-14, 5:23pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By CheriB
I bought mine about a year ago. In cane form,...

I bought mine about a year ago. In cane form, the Mystic is a strong pink transparent; the pearl is a much paler translucent color, edging towards opaque. In subsequent attempts since my first post...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-12, 3:27am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By CheriB
Thanks for the photo, Katia. I've made another...

Thanks for the photo, Katia. I've made another dozen or two, and see no significant differences. The colors are gorgeous and haven't livered up at all or devitrified either. I seem to be hitting a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-10, 5:25pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By CheriB
Reich Pearl Pink vs Mystic Pink

Does anyone find that the colors are different, and do you have any photos of sample beads to show?

For me, once they're made into beads, the color difference was indistinguishable. Then I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-03, 4:28pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,189
Posted By CheriB
They aren't tutorials per se, but there is some...

They aren't tutorials per se, but there is some good information and inspiration in these threads:

http://lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196332&highlight=cabinet+knobs...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-02, 9:24pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,611
Posted By CheriB
Most of them aren't super tall, but I often use...

Most of them aren't super tall, but I often use spice bottles - glass and plastic.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-01, 2:37pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By CheriB
Do you have a photo of the particular tool you...

Do you have a photo of the particular tool you are looking for? You can just use the tip of a graphite marver, or the back of a spoon, or tip of a knife, or just about anything really that is wide...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-27, 12:57pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,065
Posted By CheriB
Robin Foster's is really good. I also use and...

Robin Foster's is really good. I also use and love Alice's. Be sure to mix any bead release really well before dipping mandrels. When first starting, I used Blue Sludge, but had trouble getting...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-18, 2:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By CheriB
Absolutely one of the best resources! I've loved...

Absolutely one of the best resources! I've loved this chart for years.

You will also find good information in the booklet SPOTLIGHT ON BEADS VOL. 5: MAGIC COLOR REACTIONS by Corina Tettinger.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-14, 2:02am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,985
Posted By CheriB
Eyeballing them on a mandrel like you do is the...

Eyeballing them on a mandrel like you do is the fastest and easiest method for me, although I misjudge them sometimes because the heated ones look bigger than the cooler ones. After they come out of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-21, 6:40pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By CheriB
Wow! That's even more expensive than I pay on...

Wow! That's even more expensive than I pay on Kauai: $100 for a 10-lb box. At least that's how much it cost four years ago. I will never need to buy any more again. They are 36 inches long, so...
Forum: The Dark Room 2015-01-18, 7:43pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,634
Posted By CheriB
Check out The Dark Room under the Library section...

Check out The Dark Room under the Library section (same as this Tips, Techniques, and Questions). Reams of really good information . . .
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-11-01, 1:05pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,691
Posted By CheriB
So, exactly what did you buy and where and when? ...

So, exactly what did you buy and where and when? :grin: And do you have photos to show? I avoided buying it because I thought it would have too much orange in it. Pinks would be great. Thanks!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-29, 1:12pm
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By CheriB
Before buying the Versa Cube from CattWalk, I...

Before buying the Versa Cube from CattWalk, I made a tube bead and built up the side pieces by adding on lots of dots and then shaping them with tweezers. You'll need lots of heat control on the top...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-29, 1:07pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By CheriB
Cindy's book is just wonderful. I started to...

Cindy's book is just wonderful. I started to glance through it after first buying it, and hours later I finished the last page about 3 in the morning. Passing the Flame is really good too, but for...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-29, 12:49pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By CheriB
Grab the mandrel with a vise grip, then gently...

Grab the mandrel with a vise grip, then gently bang the end of the mandrel against a rock or concrete a few times -- not enough to distort the tip. Then grab the bead with a cloth or big rubber band...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-29, 12:46am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By CheriB
If you have any dichro, that would look a lot...

If you have any dichro, that would look a lot like opal...
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